Everton has appointed Jack Nayler as Head of Sports Science for the Men’s First Team.
Nayler will manage the sports science delivery for Frank Lampard’s squad and work closely with other First-Team departments overseen by Director of Football, Kevin Thelwell.
Nayler has extensive experience in elite-level sport and joins Everton after 15 months as Head of Sports Science with Bundesliga club RB Leipzig.
Before moving to Germany, he held the same role for nearly five years at Celtic, having regularly worked with former Blues manager Carlo Ancelotti at some of Europe’s top clubs.
That included First-Team Sports Scientist/Conditioning Coach at Real Madrid, and Sports Scientist at both Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea.
Nayler has a Masters degree in strength and conditioning and a degree in sports and exercise science, physiology, nutrition, pedagogy, psychology, biomechanics and sports medicine.
Director of Football, Thelwell, said: “Jack is one of the best in his profession and we are delighted for him to become a key part of our First-Team setup.
“He is hugely respected in the field of sports science, highlighted by the fact he has worked for some of the best clubs in Europe, and his expertise will further strengthen our talented backroom team at Everton.”